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Texas fall armyworms out early due to unseasonable rains

07/31/14

Fall armyworms are more like “summer” armyworms this year due to unseasonable rains, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service entomologist.

Scout for western bean cutworm, western corn rootworm in Ohio

07/31/14

As the corn in Ohio enters the tasseling and pollination stage, there are two insects that should be watched. However, both need to be scouted before tank mixing an insecticide with a fungicide spray gives a good return.

Southern rust confirmed in southeast Nebraska

07/31/14

Southern corn rust has been confirmed in a sample from Otoe County in southeast Nebraska by a diagnostic laboratory at DuPont Pioneer.

Corn foliar disease update (07/30/14)

Late-season herbicide applications may be ineffective (07/29/14)

Storing the 2014 corn crop (07/29/14)

Northern corn leaf blight seen across Corn Belt (07/29/14)

Six steps to identify corn rootworm damage (07/28/14)

A good corn crop is taking shape (07/28/14)

Corn net sales plummet nearly 50% (07/24/14)


Commodity Info

Charts

Markets

CO/NE/WY Elevator Grain Bids (08/01/14)

East River South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (08/01/14)

Grain Prices @ Illinois Interior Country Elevators (08/01/14)

Interior Iowa Elevator Grain Prices (08/01/14)

Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators, Open Bids (08/01/14)

Kentucky Daily Barge Report (08/01/14)

Export Grain Bids (08/01/14)

Montana Cash Grain Prices (08/01/14)

South Carolina Closing Grain Bids (08/01/14)

North Carolina Grain (08/01/14)


Key Reports

Exports: Corn net sales (finally) climb (02/27/14)

Exports: Corn net sales plummet 46 percent (02/21/14)

USDA: Corn sales tumble 25% from last week (02/13/14)

WASDE: Corn prices to stay under $5 (02/10/14)

Exports: Corn net sales bounce to 10-week high (01/30/14)

Export sales: Corn tumbles 16 percent (01/24/14)

USDA: Corn sales start 2014 steady (01/09/14)

Corn exports slowly creep higher (12/19/13)

Corn exports rebound slightly after slow slide (12/12/13)

$4.75 corn in 2014? USDA thinks so (12/10/13)



Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 08/01


Corn futures remained under pressure Friday. Prospects for a huge fall crop rather obviously weighed upon corn prices again today, especially with Corn Belt rainfall now forecast for the next two weeks. The fact that nearby futures failed at their 10-day moving averages this week probably exaggerated CBOT selling. September corn settled 4.5 cents lower at $3.525/bushel Friday, while December lost 4.75 cents to $3.6225.
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